An election judge prepared to open the doors at Precinct 16 in Burnsville for the 2008 election. The city is recruiting judges for the Nov. 4 election.

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Briefs: Breakfast highlights power of Scott County agriculture

  • September 2, 2014 - 6:18 PM


Farmer’s breakfast highlights county ag

The importance of farming in Scott County will be stressed when a farmer’s breakfast is offered on Sept. 13.

The meal is in conjunction with an Autumn Fare that Saturday at the Scott County Fairgrounds.

The breakfast itself is from 8 to 11 a.m. It is billed as a locally sourced gourmet breakfast including burritos, baked oatmeal, yogurt parfait, kolaches, fruit and coffee.

The breakfast is sponsored by Local Harvest Alliance, which promotes the importance of food production in the county.

It’s “an opportunity for area residents to sample the tasty and healthy foods that are produced or sourced here,” said Ann Houghton, a member of the alliance and a commercial producer of onions and garlic.

The Scott County Agricultural Society created Autumn Fare to help promote locally produced food, natural fiber and art.

The goal is a venue for producers of local food and natural fiber, plus artists, to show their work.

Tickets for the farmer’s breakfast are $10 in advance, $13 at the door for adults, and $7 in advance and at the door for children ages 3 to 11.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at, or in person as Wozupi Farmers Market, Prior Lake; Cedar Summit Farm Store, New Prague, and Scott County Farm Extension, Jordan.


City needs judges for general election

Burnsville is seeking judges for the Nov. 4 general election.

Election judges get $9 per hour, including training. To qualify, you must:

• Be at least 18 and eligible to vote in Minnesota.

• Be able to read, write and speak English.

• Be a Minnesota resident for at least 20 days.

• Be unrelated to another election judge in the same precinct who works at the same time.

You may not be a candidate on the ballot at that location or closely related to one.

The city is encouraging residents who are bilingual in Somali, Spanish or Russian to apply.

Judges will dedicate two to three hours for training, and 15 to 17 hours on election day. With advance notice, employers must allow workers time off to serve as election judges.

An application and skills test must be completed by Sept. 12. Both are available online.

For more information, contact Megan McNeal, Deputy City Clerk, at 952-895-4468 or

Prior Lake

‘Autumn gathering’ is in October

A free autumn gathering is coming up in October in Prior Lake.

Family fun includes music, horse-drawn wagon rides, crafts, kettle corn, cider, hot chocolate, music, pony rides, and inflatables.

The gathering is on Oct. 11 from 1-3 p.m. at Lakefront Park, 5000 Kop Pkwy.

south metro

Archery, canoeing offered at parks

Lessons on archery, canoeing and paddle boarding are coming up at regional parks across the south metro in early September.

Here are the details:


On Sept. 13, from 1-3 p.m., at Cleary Lake Regional Park, Prior Lake, participants will learn the basics of shooting safely and accurately.

Equipment is provided; there is a fee of $7, and reservations are required.

Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation, using activity number 424501-13.

There is a 20 percent discount for groups of four or more. It’s for age 8 and up.

Family canoeing

On Sept. 11, from 5-7 p.m., at Cleary Lake, learn how to enter and leave a canoe and how to paddle.

Equipment is provided; there’s a fee of $15. Reservations are required.

Call the same number to reserve, using 424501-20. The same discounts apply and the youngest permitted is age 5.

Stand-up paddleboard

Two lessons in this sport are coming up.

One is Sept. 12, from 2-4 p.m., at Cleary Lake Regional Park. The other is Sept. 13, from 9-11 a.m., at the same park.

Equipment is provided, but the fee is $35 and reservations are required.

Call the same number for a reservation, citing number 424511-03. It’s limited to age 14 and up.

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